Lead Process Engineer Op Ex - US

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 03, 2020
Oct 28, 2020
Employment Status
Full Time
About Us:

Target Operations is at the center of building strategies focused on utilizing stores as hubs to meet the guest's needs both in person and through delivery, reducing out-of-stock issues, improving product transitions, inventory management, and enterprise space needs to enable growth and create inspiring experiences. Our team supports the top Operations priorities critical to Target's success in stores and distribution, and across the supply chain. We help plan, prioritize and sequence work across Operations in an effort to identify new capabilities, eliminate program inefficiencies, and reduce overall expense to Target. We bring a consistent approach to problem solving, and provide operational insights that enhance decision-making and grow the business. Do you love the idea of helping to shape the operations of one of America's leading retailers? Do you have a growth mindset? Are you strategic and can you effectively collaborate with a variety of stakeholders in order solve complex problems? Then leverage your talent to provide Operations support to the strategic priorities for Target.

As a Lead Process Engineer, you will work alongside team members to diagnose and evaluate processes across Target operation's value stream, identify drivers for improvement, analyze root causes of performance gaps, and redesign end-to-end process's as part of the improvement strategy to an operational area. You will support creating an environment that reinforces continuous improvement of operations, reduces guest pain points, and empowers other team members to enhance the value of the service they provide to guests.

You will lead work streams within operations to identify impactful opportunities for improvements across the end-to-end value streams. Using a hands-on approach, you will ensure the diagnostic, design, and implementation of improvements within the business is performed to high standards and ensure delivery of measurable outcomes. You will also be responsible for leading large and small groups (mid to senior management) through improvements, problem solving events, and the establishment of the necessary problem solving structure to gain observational insights and data driven solution analysis. Likewise, you will need the ability to work autonomously and lead working sessions with business stakeholders that drive to conclusions, agreement, and outcomes. In collaboration with the Director of Operations, you'll develop and execute detailed work plans, value stream and process flows, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports. You'll analyze project metrics, create reports that measure process performance against project initiatives and goals, and provide leaders with status updates/feedback. This will also require utilizing problem solving efforts on key projects to improve guest satisfaction, quality, reduce cost and eliminate waste.

Core responsibilities of this job are described within the job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business need.

About You:
  • 4-year degree in Industrial Engineering or related field; advanced degree preferred
  • 5+ years of work experience in IE (Process Improvement) field
  • Green Belt Certified or knowledge of Lean or Six Sigma
  • Project and/or Program Management experience preferred
  • Ability to take risks, challenge the status quo, and work under ambiguous circumstances
  • Ability to use data to influence senior leaders and defend your perspective
  • Strong problem-solving, synthesizing, and analytical skills
  • Strong written, oral, communication, networking, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills characterized by effective interactions with a diverse range of internal and external constituents, stakeholders, and audiences.
  • Work experience in an influential role

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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